For the policy nerds out there, I’ll note that the numbers used are not precise, but they serve to illustrate what’s going on with the proposed changes.
For example, the chart put the local tax at 2.4%, while that’s an average, not a specific number. Secondly, the calculations assume $3.39 per gallon, the average price over the past four years. Rounding means that 13.65 cents on $3.39 is rounded down from 8.136 cents to 8.1 cents; likewise, the 4% state sales tax is rounded up from 13.56 cents to 13.6 cents.
Currently, the state sales tax per gallon is set periodically, usually fluctuating twice per year; the current state sales tax is 11.8 cents per gallon, based on a $2.95 per gallon gas price the last time it was sent.